20 credits at level HE4
1) The study of psychological theories of offending behaviour.
2) An exploration of contemporary issues pertaining to crime and criminality.
3) An examination of methodologies in applied psychology.
Images of Crime
Victims of Crime
This is a standard 14 week module consisting of 12 weeks of teaching, a study/ revision week followed by an end of module exam in week 14.
Learning outcomes will be assessed by the two assignments.
24 - 36 formal contact hours 12 x 2-3 hr sessions
Sessions include lecturers, discussions, videos, activity sessions.
2 pratical report (1500 words each)
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the scope and limitation of applying psychology and crime||be able to explain the relevance of a psychological approach to criminal behaviour.|
|2.||Show a detailed knowledge of some theories of offending behaviour.||be able to compare and contrast differen psychological perspectives about the cause of criminality|
|3.||Demonstrate a knowledge of some measures and assessment which are releveant to offender populations and offender dispositions||be able to utilise some appropriate measurement tools in the area of psychology and crime.|
|4.||Describe and analyse theoretical approaches to offending behavior||show an ability to provide proper description and explanation of theoretical positions|
|5.||Explain and present simple statistical data in relation to assessment findings||Produce a practical report showing data analysis in numerical and graphic modes and interpret the findings|
|6.||Administer score/measure and interpret a psychometric /psychological test instrument relevant to offender behaviour/disposition||Produce a practical report which demonstrates competencies the administration and interpretation of a measurement instrument|
|7.||Demonstrate literature search skills||Demonstrate correct references and citations in all work|
|8.||Demonstrate data analysis skills||show evidence of data analysis skills (graphs, tables and simple statistics) in a practical report|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||1500 words Practical Report||1500 words Practical Report|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Ainsworth, P. B. (2000) Psychology and Crime: Myths & Reality. Harlow: Longman.
Blackburn, R. (1995) The Psychology of Criminal Conduct: Theory, Research & Practice. Chichester: Wiley.
Canter, D. (1999) The Social Psychology of Crime: Groups, Teams & Networks. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Canter, D. et al (eds) (1997) Criminal detection and the psychology of crime. Aldershot: Dartmouth.
Feldman, P. (1993) The psychology of crime: a social science textbook. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Harrower, J. (1998) Applying psychology to crime. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
Hickey, E. (2001) Serial Murderers & their Victims. 3rd ed. Wadsworth Publishing.
Hodgins, S. & Muller-Isberner, R. (eds) (2000) Violence, crime & mentally disordered offenders. Chichester: Wiley.
Hollin, C. (1989) Psychology & Crime: An Introduction to Criminological Psychology. London: Routledge.
Hoyle, C. & Young, R. (eds) (2002) New Visions of Crime Victims. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
Maguire, M. et al (eds) (2002) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
McMurran, M. & Hodge, J. E. (1994) The assessment of criminal behaviours of clients in secure settings. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Muncie, J. (1999) Youth & Crime: A Critical Introduction. London: Sage.
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